Study Coordinator Job Vacancy – Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Job Title:          Study Coordinator
Organization:  Makerere University College of Health
Sciences
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports t0:        Principal Investigator
About US:
In 2018, Makerere University
College of Health Sciences through the School Public Health (MakSPH) with
funding from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) conducted a study entitled,
“Formative Assessment of HIV, Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive
Health Status among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Uganda”, which was
referred to as the “AGYW Study”. This study was conducted in 20 districts
of Uganda to generate data necessary to inform the design of interventions
aimed at reducing AGYW’s vulnerability to HIV infection, teenage pregnancy and
gender-based violence. MakSPH intends to conduct a repeat survey of adolescent
girls and young women’s HIV, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based
violence status in 14 districts of Uganda. As part of this survey, we will
conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Global Fund-supported AGYW Project that is
being implemented by TASO and its sub-grantees so as to collect data on the: 1)
current status of implementation of the AGYW Project, 2) fidelity to the
implementation plans, 3) challenges experienced so far and 4) mid-course
corrections necessary to achieve the project goal in 2021.
Data collection will take place
in 14 selected districts divided into ten data collections teams (i.e. Team 1:
Buvuma, Buikwe; Team 2: Mubende, Mityana; Team 3: Kayunga, Nakasongola; Team 4:
Mayuge, Jinja; Team 5: Tororo, Busia; Team 6: Mbale, Bukwo; and Team 7: Hoima,
Buliisa).
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Coordinate the overall implementation of the
repeat AGYW repeat survey and the Mid-term Evaluation of the Global
Fund-supported AGYW Project
·        
Draw schedules for the consultants to conduct
field support supervisory visits
·        
Organize the writing of SOPs (if required)
·        
Together with the PI, contact and coordinate
with local authorities within each district
·        
Ensure that quality assurance for all processes
is implemented according to the protocol
·        
Requisition for research funds from the Finance
Management Unit
·        
Supervise the cash flow and funds distribution
and ensure that all funds are properly accounted for
·        
Provide any logistical support for the field
teams
·        
Participate in the training of interviewers and
team leaders
·        
Participate in the writing of the main research
report and presentation of findings to TASO, MakSPH and other stakeholders
·        
Participate in the preparation of manuscripts
for publication in scientific journals.



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
Good communication skills
·        
Ability to work well in a team
·        
Willingness to work in fast-paced and
occasionally demanding environment
·        
Willingness to move to the field to supervise
and coordinate activities
·        
Possession of a Certificate in Good Clinical
Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection is an added advantage.
·        
Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public
Health, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Development Studies or an
equivalent degree
·        
At least 3 years’ working experience in
coordinating surveys and project evaluation activities
How to Apply:
Interested persons should send
their application and updated CVs stating two referees and their contacts to
the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Healthsubmit your application
to: dean@musph.ac.ug indicating the position applied for in the subject line of
your email.
Hard-copy applications will not
be accepted.
NB: Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted
Deadline: Friday,
November 1, 2019, 5.00 pm.
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